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HS2014 – The Changing Family in Asia Overview: Relationship between Bengston’s article and Today’s lecture Quah, Stella “Studying Families in Asia” Bengston’s article: - noted the Increasing importance of multi-generation bonds - notion of filial piety & legal structure in Singapore called the “ Maintenance of Parent Act - However, intergenerational relation is different when we think about in the United States context versus Singapore context - Some argued is the matter of the speed of change. o E.g. where Singapore has never completely move away from extended family household and therefore the importance of intergeneration relation are somewhat maintained Stella Quah: Changing family in Asia Key concepts: “Ideal” v.s. “Actual Families” “Subjective”/” Affectual” families Micro-level v.s. “macro-level” The social group known as family displays a Y variation in form, structure, and internal dynamics across time and space. In Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand, analyst and policy

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